man(1) - SerenityOS man pages

Name

man - read manual pages

Synopsis

$ man page
$ man section page

Description

man finds, loads and displays the so-called manual pages, or man pages for short, from the SerenityOS manual. You're reading the manual page for man program itself right now.

Sections

The SerenityOS manual is split into the following sections, or chapters:

  1. User programs
  2. System calls
  3. Libraries
  4. Special files
  5. File formats
  6. Games
  7. Miscellanea
  8. Sysadmin tools

Sections are subject to change in the future.

Examples

To open documentation for the echo command:

$ man echo

To open the documentation for the mkdir command:

$ man 1 mkdir

Conversely, to open the documentation about the mkdir() syscall:

$ man 2 mkdir

Files

man looks for man pages under /usr/share/man. For example, this man page should be located at /usr/share/man/man1/man.md.